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Husqvarna Nuda 900 – first ride!

By Michael Neeves -

New bikes

 26 October 2011 10:08

We're in Sardinia testing Husqvarna's new Nuda 900.

It uses the same frame as the BMW F800 GS and a bigger 898cc version of its parallel twin-cylinder engine. It produces 105bhp and 74ftlb of torque.

Due in dealers in mid-November, prices are set at £7850 for the standard model and £9250 for the Nuda 900 R, which has an Ohlins rear shock, fully adjustable Sachs shock, Brembo monoblocs and a smattering of carbon fibre parts.

We're riding the R on-track this morning and the standard model on the road this afternoon.

First impressions on a damp, greasy track are good. It's smooth, punchy, easy to ride and has fantastic brakes. It has a distinct, competition supermoto feel, but is a bit, wider, plusher and less extreme, which is what you want from an everyday bike.

Read my full review on what it's like when it dries out and how the standard one performs on the road, in next week's MCN.